Good Morning East Texas Headlines 04-13-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: A company with long-standing ties to East Texas is moving its headquarters to Colorado. We'll hear what community leaders are doing to find a company to help fill the void that will be left by the re-location of the Pilgrim's Pride corporate offices.

President Obama will take center stage at the nuclear security meeting in Washington, D.C. today. We'll have a live report telling you what to expect from the historic meeting of world leaders.

Three people were killed in the crash of a Navy training flight in Georgia Monday night. We'll have details on the search for a fourth person and tell you when investigators will arrive on the scene today.

Plus, his family letters are offering a glimpse into our region's history. We'll meet Rick Featherston in today's "Proud of East Texas".


Another warm and sunny afternoon is on tap for us today. High temperatures will reach the lower 80s today across East Texas. We will see winds picking up a bit out of the southeast around 15 to 20 mph this afternoon. We will have another mild night tonight as temperatures only drop down into the middle 50s.  The temperature will reach the low 80s again tomorrow with a few more clouds developing late in the day.

We will see a chance of isolated showers late in the work week and over the weekend.  A weak cold front will move into East Texas from the northeast this weekend and give us an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms by Sunday. Right now, it looks as though this front will stall across East Texas early next week, keeping the rain chances in the forecast.


Play about gay college student's murder may not go on at Tyler theatre

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Playwright Moises Kaufman and a troupe of actors traveled to Laramie, Wyoming in 1998 just a few weeks after Matthew Shepard was killed.  Kaufman's play, The Laramie Project is the result of dozens of interviews with townspeople. 

Pilgrim's Pride to close corporate headquarters, East Texans react

PITTSBURG, TX (KLTV) - Another blow to the East Texas economy is announced, as Pilgrim's pride officials reveal they are closing the company's corporate headquarters.


WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's nuclear summit ends today with a joint declaration to guide future work toward keeping atomic weapons out of the hands of terrorists. There have been some wins from individual meetings. China has agreed to work with the U.S. on possible sanctions against Iran and Ukraine will rid itself of nuclear bomb-making materials.

UNDATED (AP) - The coal mine explosion in West Virginia has prompted action by a neighboring governor. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has restored funding for mine safety inspections in the commonwealth. McDonnell's move puts back about $750,000 for public safety work. McDonnell says the deadly blast in West Virginia was a wake-up call.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative groups are trying to bring tea party activists into the fight against President Barack Obama over his next Supreme Court nomination, even though Obama hasn't picked anyone yet. Conservatives are hoping the tea party enthusiasm will help defeat any nominee they feel is too liberal. The White House says it is considering about 10 people to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

PARIS (AP) - A new monthly oil market report says crude oil prices are "overheated" at around $85 per barrel. The International Energy Agency also reports that OPEC posted the first significant drop in output in March in more than a year. The IEA estimates global demand in 2010 will be 86.6 million barrels a day. That's about 30,000 barrels a day more than last month's report.

HOUSTON (AP) - A jury in Houston deliberated about three hours yesterday before sentencing a man to death for the 2008 shooting death of a police officer after a traffic stop. Mabry Joseph Landor the Third was convicted last week of capital murder in the killing of Officer Timothy Abernethy.

DENTON, Texas (AP) - The body of a nine-month-old Texas girl has never been found. But yesterday, a jury in Denton County found a Dallas man guilty of murder in the child's death. Alandus Weaver could get up to life in prison in the 2009 case. A sentencing trial is scheduled in two weeks.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Jose Reyes Ferriz, mayor of one of the world's most violent cities, is claiming limited success in the battle against the drug cartels in Ciudad Juarez along the U.S-Mexico border. Reyes, who spoke yesterday at the University of Texas at Austin, attributed the success to military patrols and anti-corruption initiatives.